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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the first international convention on child rights was signed in 1989 and has led to great progress in safeguarding human rights of the children. It has resulted in major changes in laws to ensure better protection for children and has even altered the manner in which international organizations see their work for children. The convention has also resulted in better protection of children in situations of armed conflict. To mark the 30th year of CRC, NALSAR’s Centre for Child and Youth Justice, in collaboration with UNICEF, is organising this competition to encourage students to deliberate on the intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights.

FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION

Assessment Round – An Assessment Round will be conducted to test the team’s knowledge and prior experience in child rights and International Humanitarian Law. Interested teams are required to answer 2 basic International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights questions and send it to the organizers along with one motivation letter per team. Based on this, 15 teams, comprising of either 2 or 3 members each, will be selected for the oral rounds at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

Oral Rounds – The teams will be required to analyse a fictional conflict (main problem) given to them upon qualifying for the Oral Rounds. The teams are required to identify primary legal and other issues from the given fictional conflict. During the rounds, each team will be given time to firstly put forth their stance on the legal issues at play, and how the parties figure into them. This will involve putting forth arguments, outlining how other parties have violated the International Humanitarian law and Child Rights.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY

Students of any University offering any legal undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate Degree Course are eligible to participate in this competition. A Team may consist of members from more than one Institution. There is no cap on the number of teams that can participate from one Institution.

Each team shall comprise of a minimum of two members and a maximum of three members. In any given round only two members will act as oralists while the third member acts as an observer. Substitutions amongst Team Members is allowed after the end of each oral round.

REGISTRATION FEE

There is no registration fee to participate in the Assessment Round.

After the Assessment Round, the qualifying teams must register by paying a registration fee of Rs. 9000/-. This fee is inclusive of stationary, food and 2 nights stay (April 12 & 13). Participants wishing to stay beyond the above mentioned dates will have to register for the same and pay a nominal charge of Rs. 800/- per person per day.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission of Assessment Round Applications: March 8, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Declaration of Selected Teams and Wait-listed Teams for the Oral Rounds and Release of the Competition Problem: March 10, 2019
  • Final date of Registration for Oral Rounds: March 17, 2019
  • Oral Rounds: April 13 & 14, 2019

AWARDS

  • Winning Team Award: The winning team will receive a trophy, medals and a cash prize worth Rs. 25,000/-
  • First Runners up Team Award: The First Runners up team will receive a trophy, medals and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/-
  • Second Runners Up Team Award: The Second Runners Up team will receive a trophy, medals and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-
  • Best Oralist in finals shall receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 7,500/-
  • Best Oralist prelims shall receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 7,500/-
  • Every Participant selected for the Oral Rounds shall receive an Online Course by Enhelion Knowledge worth at least Rs. 2500/-

CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING THE COMPETITION CAN BE SOUGHT FROM

Harsh Mahaseth – Head – Core Team: +91 9502321237

P Avinash Reddy – Member – Core Team: +91 9032224907

Ayushi Bansal – Member – Core Team: +91 9166386242

E-mail ID: ihlnalsar@gmail.com

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Application Packet

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The Team from Institute of Law, Nirma University represented by Rajat Sinha, Vatsal Patel and Anuj Bajaj, all third year students were awarded the Second Best Memorial and the Best Researcher Awards, the latter of which entailed a prize money of Rs 5000 at 12th NALSAR Justice B.R. Sawhny Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2018. The B.R. Sawhny Moot Court Competition was held between 12-14th October. The competition this year involved a complex problem revolving around the recommendations of the Finance Commission and the federal fiscal autonomy of different States of the Union.

 

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NALSAR University of Law in collaboration with the Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Trust (BRSMT) and Eastern Book Company (EBC) and SCC Online as Knowledge Partners is hosting the 12th edition of the NALSAR Justice BR Sawhny Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2018 on October 12-14, 2018 to further interest in the field of Constitutional Law.

The Moot shall be judged by esteemed lawyers involved in the practice of Constitutional Law from across the country and judicial clerks from the Supreme Court of India. There further shall be practitioners from Tax Law to exercise their expertise in exploring the legal nuances of the problem with the Teams.
The moot strives to further interest in the field of Constitutional Law. The Competition will be held at NALSAR University of Law, ‘Justice City’, Shameerpet, Hyderabad. We request institutions to kindly confirm participation by September 12, 2018.

Awards

1. Winning Team: The winning team will receive a trophy and prize worth Rs. 30,000 and one-year access cards to SCC Online Web Edition worth Rs. 22,000 each to all team members.

2. Runner Up Team Award: The runners up team will receive atrophy and prize worth Rs. 20,000 and one-year access cards to EBC Learning worth Rs. 5,000 each to all team members.

3. Best Oralist shall receive a trophy and prize worth Rs. 7,500

4. Second Best Oralist shall receive prize worth Rs. 5,000

5. The team with the Best Memorials will receive a trophy and prize worth Rs. 7,500

6. Best Researcher will receive prize worth Rs. 5,000

7. All teams qualifying the Memorial Elimination Round shall receive one-month access to the SCC Online Web Edition worth Rs. 999 each.

The teams are requested to fill up this google form for registration.

1. View the Moot Proposition HERE

2. View the Registration Form HERE

3. View the Rules HERE

4. View the Schedule HERE

Contact: For further clarifications please feel free to contact us through e-mail Moot Court Committee, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad at mcc@nalsar.ac.in or Sushrut Kaplay: 7093231605/Harsh Mahaseth: 9502321237

 

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Shri Jaggi Vasudev, commonly known as Sadhguru, is visiting select Universities in India to promote his Youth and Truth movement. His team at Isha Foundation has approached our administration for the organisation of this event at our campus on 18th September (Tuesday). The same is being organised in the auditorium of our university.
The scale of the event is huge, we are attaching certain videos for the same reference.
Concept Note : This September, Sadhguru will interact with youth at universities and colleges across India, where youth can seek clarity from him on any topics they choose – no restrictions. Sadhguru answers questions on the purpose of this “Youth and Truth” movement, and describes the issues facing today’s youth as well as the tremendous possibility they hold if they put their energy to use in a positive way.
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The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law (IJCL), a flagship journal of NALSAR University of Law is now accepting submissions for its 9th Volume, to be published in 2019. The journal functions under the aegis of the MK Nambyar SAARCLAW Chair in Comparative Constitutional Studies and the Constitutional Law Society at NALSAR. The annually published and peer reviewed journal seeks to promote scholarship on core and comparative constitutional law issues.

IJCL aims at providing a source of qualitative and well-researched jurisprudence to constitutional lawyers, academicians, and students, while simultaneously encouraging contributions from all these quarters. In the forthcoming Volume, IJCL seeks to strike a balance between legal realities and academic ideals in its published pieces.
Submissions which address contemporary issues in Constitutional Law or view the subject matter from a comparative constitutional law perspective are strongly encouraged and shall be preferred. All submissions must be original, previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We seek contributions in the form of articles, essays, comments, and reviews of recently published books besides other forms of scholarly writing. All submissions must adhere to the submission guidelines. To be considered for the next issue of the journal (2019), we expect the submissions to reach us before September 15, 2018.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

I. Contributions are solicited under the following heads:

1. Articles – 6,000-8,000 words

Articles should contain sustained analysis on legal topics. They may be either doctrinal or theoretical (or both) and must comprehensively deal with all relevant literature on the chosen subject to formulate well-reasoned positions. An Article is therefore ordinarily conservative in its method of analysis.

2. Essays – 4,000-6000 words

Essays, in comparison with Articles, are usually more adventurous in their method, and seek to challenge existing legal paradigms or innovatively address well known problems. It is strongly recommended that essays be considerably more concise, in terms of scope and conceptualization. Fresh approaches to decided issues are encouraged.

3. Case comments – 3,000-4,000 words

Should be study of any contemporary judicial pronouncement (Indian or foreign) and must contain its analysis, the context in which the particular judgment has been delivered, its contribution to existing law and must necessarily comment on the judicial process involved. Critical, comparative pieces dealing with similar issues across jurisdictions are encouraged.

4. Legislative comments – 3,000-3,500 words

This entails a critical analysis of any existing Indian Legislation or proposed Bills and their constitutional implications. The analysis is expected to be original and technical in nature with specific regard to the constitutional provisions.

5. Other submissions – 1,500-3,000 words

Other pieces that do not specifically fall into any of the aforementioned sections will also be considered. The Board specifically solicits Book Reviews, short responses to previous publications and notes on an author’s practical experiences in constitutional litigation, judgment deliberation, legislative drafting, etc.

All word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

II. The contributions should adhere to the following specifications:

1. Citation Format: All submissions must conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation system. (The same can be accessed at http://www.silcmanual.org/register.html) Speaking footnotes are not discouraged. A submission that is either insufficiently cited or is seen as not adhering to the citation format will be deemed as rejected.

2. Abstract: Every submission must be accompanied by an abstract, of not more than 350 words, that outlines the area of study and any important conclusions that may be drawn by the author(s).

3. Joint Contributions: Collaborative articles and essays by up to two authors shall also be considered.

4. Authors: Authors may submit their designations, current institutional affiliations, email and postal addresses and other such relevant details. Such details shall be mailed in a separate document and must not appear anywhere in the manuscript or the abstract.

III. Submission of Contributions: Submissions should contain the manuscript, abstract and authors’ details in three separate documents. All documents must be in Microsoft Word’s .doc or .docx format only. Submissions must only be in the form of electronic copies. Your submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours and subject to a thorough review process by the peer review group. In case the submission is accepted, the board shall inform the authors of the reviewer’s comments and the authors will be afforded reasonable time to submit a revised drafts keeping in mind the reviewer’s comments. All submissions and other related queries are to be sent to ijcl@nalsar.ac.in

IV. Deadline: To be considered for the next issue of the journal (2019), we expect the submissions to reach us before September 15, 2018.

V. Contact: The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

Justice City, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad – 500 101

Phone: Siddharth Aiyanna- 9845327546

Rithvik Mathur – 9538820333

Upasana P – 8978612495

Email: ijcl@nalsar.ac.in

All rights are reserved with the management of the Journal.

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Prof Prabhat Patnaik will be giving a talk on “Capitalism and Petty Production”, in which he will also talk about Demonetization and GST.

Date and Time: August 4 (Saturday), 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Venue: SAARC LAW Centre

Speaker’s Bio: Prof Prabhat Patnaik is an Indian Economist and political commentator. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Politics of the University of Cambridge, UK in 1969 and was elected a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. In 1974 he returned to India as an associate professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He became a professor at the Centre in 1983 and taught there till his retirement in 2010. At the time of retirement, he held the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair in Planning and Development at CESP.

He passed his B.A. with Economics Honours from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He went to Oxford University in 1966 on a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Balliol College and later at Nuffield College. He obtained his B.Phil and his D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University.

His specialization is macroeconomics and political economy, areas in which he has written a number of books and articles. His books include Time, Inflation and Growth (1988), Economics and Egalitarianism (1990), Whatever Happened to Imperialism and Other Essays (1995), Accumulation and Stability Under Capitalism (1997), The Retreat to Unfreedom (2003), The Value of Money (2008) and Re-envisioning Socialism (2011). He is the editor of the journal Social Scientist.

He served as the vice-chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board from June 2006 to May 2011. He was part of a four-member High-power Task Force of the United Nations (U.N.) to recommend reform measures for the Global Financial System, which was chaired by Joseph Stiglitz and was set up as a response to the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08.

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Prof. Upendra Baxi will be delivering a lecture on the title ‘Towards Constitutional Renaissance’ on 4th August 2018 in SAARC Law Centre. Prof. Baxi intends to examine the phrase ‘constitutional renaissance’ which has been used in the recent SCI judgment on the governance arrangements in Delhi. He will discuss his idea of ‘demosprudence’ as a method of constitutional interpretation.

Speaker: Prof. Upendra Baxi 
Topic: ‘Towards Constitutional Renaissance’
Date: August 4, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: M.K. Nambyar SAARCLAW Centre

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NALSAR University of Law held its 16th annual convocation on Saturday. The Convocation ceremony was graced by Honorable Governor of Telangana State Shri. E.S.L Narsimhan as Chief Guest. Honorable Justice Thottathil B. Radha Krishnan, Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the state of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh, who is also the Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, presided over the convocation and conferred the degrees on the successful students.
Shri A. Indra Karan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Housing, Law and Endowments, Government of Telangana, Honorable Justice S.S.M Quadri and Hon’ble Justice P. Venkatarama Reddi, former Judges of Supreme Court of India graced the occasion as guests of honor.
Prof. Faizan Mustafa, the Vice-Chancellor of University said that NALSAR has been assigned ‘A’ grade status and stood top among the National Law Universities in the country in the NAAC & UGC rankings.
“The law is very strong against the weak and very weak against the strong” said Governor while delivering Convocation address. Hon’ble Governor, Shri. E.S.L Narsimhan in his Convocation address appreciated the wonderful achievements of the University. Quoting from Mahabharatha, “he said that whatever creates conflict is adharma and whatever creates harmony is dharma. He said that concept of justice is static, but its interpretation should be dynamic.” And quoting Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, he said that law and order is medicine for body politic and when body politic gets sick, medicine should be administered. He expressed the view that as judiciary plays important role in the administration of justice, it should keep in the mind the larger interests of society while adjudicating on human rights and climate change. “Constitutional morality and rule of law, maintenance of stability are more important than that of others”. “NALSAR should take up legal education for common man and we should not depend entirely on the practitioners of law”, he said.
During the Ceremony, Degrees and Diplomas were conferred on 409 students by the Chancellor of the university, Justice Thottathil B. Radha Krishnan, Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh.
On this occasion, Aishwarya Deb and Nithish. R. Daniel from LL.M and D. Dhruva Aditya from MBA secured gold medals. The highlight of the ceremony was that Ms. Tanvi Tuhina of BA LLB (Hon) bagged as many as eleven gold medals for her outstanding performance. Similarly, Shubhra Tripathy and Karan Gupta of BA LLB (Hon) got six gold medals each.
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The Centre for Corporate and Tax Law, NALSAR is pleased to inform that they will be conducting a workshop on International Taxation by Mr. Meyya Nagappan, Leader, Taxation of Digital Economy at Nishith Desai Associates (Mumbai) on 26th and 27th July 2018, for which certificate of attendance shall be issued.

Mr. Meyya Nagappan was a Pemanda Monappa Scholar at Cambridge University, graduating with a Masters of Law, where he specialized in International Taxation. He is also a NALSAR alumnus. He has advised some of the biggest tech companies on tax and structuring issues. Prior to joining Nishith Desai Associates, he worked in the Chambers of Mr. Mohan Parasan, former Solicitor General of India. He also leads the GST practice at NDA.

The workshop will not only deal with the technical aspects of international tax, but will also provide insights on different career paths within tax law (in the private as well as government sector), and qualifications required for the same.

Please note that the timings will be intimated in due course.

Details of the topics to be covered in each session

Date Sessions Practice Area Aspects to be covered
26th July, 2018  

Session 1

 

Tax Policy

a. Equalization levy

b. Indirect transfer

c. Value creation in international taxation

d. Discussion on career prospects in both private and Government sector.

Session 2 Tax Advisory/ Tax Structuring

a. GAAR

b. Indirect transfer (case study: Vodafone case)

c. Should Central Government pay taxes under the Income Tax Act, 1961?

d. FEMA

e. FDI

f. Discussion on career prospects in both private and Government sector.

27th July, 2018 Session 3 Tax Litigation

a. Difference between private and Government practice

b. GST rulings

c. Discussion on career prospects in both private and Government sector.

Session 4 Moral decision making in tax practice

Importance of morality to social relations, and how such morality influences laws/rules created to govern society. In particular, how various philosophic and economic schools of thought influence decision making in taxation.

This will be discussed from different perspectives, such as decision-making by Judges or authorities seeking to tax transactions, or by businesses and advisors trying to minimize tax impact.

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Dr. Usha Ramanathan will be delivering a guest lecture on the 25th of July (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m. at the M.K Nambyar SAARC Law Centre as part of NALSAR Public Policy Lecture Series.

Dr. Ramanathan is an independent lawyer and researcher. A research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, she teaches environmental law, labor law and consumer law at the Indian Law Institute and is a regular guest professor at many universities across the world. She is a member of Amnesty International’s Advisory Panel on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and has been called upon by the World Health Organisation as an expert on mental health on various occasions. She has devoted her attention to a number of specific issues such as the Bhopal gas disaster, the Narmada valley dams or slum eviction in Delhi, and the UIDAI project.
Dr. Ramanathan will be speaking on the recent UID litigation along with delving into the legality of the project. The discussion will be based on questions that plague the project and the veil of silence enveloping the answers. An eight-part piece that she wrote on the UID Aadhar Card project can be accessed here. Her writings on the same published by The Wire can be accessed here.

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Mooting:

1. The team comprising Avaneendra Khare, Manjushree RM, Oorvi Mehta, Maitreyee Dixit, Saher Naqvi and Arpan Banerjee have won the national rounds for the ICC Moot Court Competition, 2018.

2. The team comprising of Rohil Deshpande, Aparajita Kaul, Sughosh Joshi, Sayan Bhattacharya and Tanvi Apte finished as finalists at the XI edition of NLS-Trilegal International Arbitration Moot.

3. The team comprising of Aryan Shastri, Tushar Oberoy and Yash Bhagwat finished as Semi Finalists at the Jagran Lakecity University Moot Court Competition, 2018.

4. The team comprising of Anirudh Singh, Rohan Singh and Utkarsh Roy finished as Semi Finalists at the Xth NUJS Herbert Smith Freehills Corporate Law Moot.

5. The team comprising of Ankita Gupta, Madhura Karanth, Ridhi Shetty finished as Runners-Up at the HSIU NLS Animal PIL Moot Court Competition 2018.

ADR:

1. Lakshana R finished as the runner-up (mediator) at IV RMLNLU Mediation Competition 2018.

2. Nilav Banerjee (Batch of 2019) and Yash Karunakaran (Batch of 2020) finished as semi finalists in the National Rounds of the Brown Mosten Client Consultation Competition.

3. Sachith Kapoor & Dwiti Subhash Goyal won the award for Best Interaction with Mediator as client and counsel and Shreyashi Himja won the award for Best Acknowledgement of Emotionally/Culturally Sensitive Moment as mediator at Intercessionis: Ilsca-Pact Mediation Competition 2018.

4. Adwait and Shagun both from the batch of 2019  finished as semi finalists in the client-counsel category in the SLCU Mediation and Negotiation Competition.

5. Kushal Garg and Adwait Adalatwale from the 2019 batch finished as semi-finalists at the CPR ADR International Mediation Competition 2018 in Sao Paulo.

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Centre for Management Studies, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad organized the Leadership Summit – Led by Women at Hotel Park Hyatt, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad on March 17th, 2018. The event, celebrating the evolving leadership of women in diverse roles in the contemporary society has received tremendous response from distinguished participants and dignitaries.

Smt. K Kavitha, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Nizamabad District, Telangana State was the Chief Guest and delivered an inspiring speech on “Celebrating Women as Champions of Change”. She encouraged young women to speak up for their rights as well as against the social evils they encounter. She passionately addressed issues of security for women, domestic violence and the need for clean drinking water that the government is working on. Ms. Sagarika Ghose, Consulting Editor, Times Group was the Guest of Honor and delivered a powerful discourse on ‘Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Leadership’. She shared her personal experiences and explained the importance of standing up for what people believe in. She stressed on the need for solidarity among women as the need of the hour.

Mr. Kali Prasad Gadiraju, President, TiE Hyderabad and  Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young had addressed the gathering on “Becoming a Person of Influence” by sharing the top five qualities he had observed and applauded in women working around him in his 35 years of career i.e. Having clarity of purpose, focus on the task, structured thinking, reliability and having superior emotional quotient made it to his list. Prof. Amita Dhanda, Professor of Law, NALSAR addressed the gathering on “Feminism and the way forward” and opened up the discussion on “Feminisms  are the way forward” implying there are many point of views of feminist thinking which necessitates a more inclusive developmental model. Ms. Karuna Gopal, Smart Cities Advisor to Asia Pacific Nations spoke about how to position ourselves for the next big opportunity. With examples from her experiences, she strongly suggested women to not market or position themselves but focus on working hard to create a versatile brand that the world itself will entitle you with. Prof. Dr. Faizan Mustafa delivered the Welcome Address.

The panel appreciated the effort of CMS, NALSAR in organizing the ‘Leadership Summit – Led by women’, as an attempt to offer an opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, such globally recognized women who are pioneers in championing the cause of women empowerment and to flourish in our rapidly changing business world. The Summit in collaboration with TiE Hyderabad and CII-IWN Hyderabad focused on shared learning, by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and celebrate the contribution of women.

Many renowned guests like Ms. Aruna Bahuguna, Former Chief, National Defence Academy, Ms. Christina Francis, Editor, Times of India Metro Supplements, Ms. Vanita Datla, Former Chairperson CII, Vice Chairman – Elico Ltd., and like also spoke at the event. The event witnessed participation from leaders and managers from top tier companies and members from CII-Indian Women Network and TiE Hyderabad.

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Mr Alok Prasanna would be delivering a talk on ‘Capacity, Constitutionality and Credibility Crises in Judiciary’  on 12th March (Monday), 5 pm at the SAARC Law Centre, NALSAR University of Law as part of Nalsar Public Policy series.
Alok Prasanna Kumar is the founding member of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and currently heads the Bengaluru office of the Centre. He is an alumnus of NALSAR obtaining his BA LL.B (Hons) degree in 2008 and thereby went on to read BCL from the University of Oxford. He writes regularly for academic journals and other media outlets on issues of judiciary, and constitutional law and theory.
Mr Alok will present empirical data to break down the issues regarding delays and capacity problem in the judiciary, along with talking about the credibility issues of the court. The talk will also shed light on the historic and recent events which culminated in the historic press conference of the Supreme Court Judges earlier this year.